It’s A Croc, By Couture Copier Balenciaga

First, in 2016, Harlem World Magazine found a photograph taken by Cristobol Balenciaga finding inspiration in Harlem from the 1940’s, then, in May 2017, Balenciaga had copied some of the jacket designs of Harlem man Dapper Dan. PHOTOGRAPHY Marcus Samuelsson Hosts “Community Conversation” At Harlem’s Red Rooster by Glenn Hunter.

Harlem Inspires Balenciaga In Cruise 2017 Wear

 Cristobol Balenciaga as always loved and been inspired by Harlem since his first visit in the 1940’s and now with their new Cruise 2017 Balenciaga gear. PHOTOGRAPHY Marcus Samuelsson Hosts “Community Conversation” At Harlem’s Red Rooster by Glenn Hunter.

Balenciaga Canvas And Leather Tote, Noir Black Baby

Last year we found a rare picture taken by Cristobol Balenciaga visiting Harlem for ideas in the 1940’s, when we saw this minimalist shape, with a contemporary combination of crafted calfskin leather and cotton canvas it spoke to the timelessness of Harlem style. PHOTOGRAPHY Marcus Samuelsson Hosts “Community Conversation” At Harlem’s Red Rooster by Glenn Hunter.

Balenciaga’s Harlem Style For Spring 2017

Since Cristobol Balenciaga visited Harlem in the 1940’s we better understand how the brand has been inspired by Harlem’s style, its history and its savoir faire. PHOTOGRAPHY Marcus Samuelsson Hosts “Community Conversation” At Harlem’s Red Rooster by Glenn Hunter.